Tag Archives: comedy

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

In an effort to track down who raped and murdered her daughter, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) has three billboards erected outside her town of Ebbing, Missouri. They accuse the Sheriff (Woody Harrelson) of doing nothing to catch the killer. This causes a largely adverse reaction amongst the town’s folk , not least one of the […]

Look Who’s Back (2015): Quick-shot review!

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Based on the book by Timur Vermes, Look Who’s Back (2015, dir. David Wnendt) is a satirical comedy which ponders what might happen if a certain extreme right-wing fascist dictator might be brought back to life in modern day Germany. Its synopsis is as follows: Adolf Hitler wakes up in…

Look Who’s Back (2015): Quick-shot review!

Based on the book by Timur Vermes, Look Who’s Back (2015, dir. David Wnendt) is a satirical comedy which ponders what might happen if a certain extreme right-wing fascist dictator might be brought back to life in modern day Germany. Its synopsis is as follows: Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly […]

Thoughts on… The Lobster (2015)

Director Yorgos Lanthimos’ sixth feature film, The Lobster (2015), is a strange and wonderful affair; a film that will stick in your mind for quite some time. It’s a story about the state of courtship and love in an unfamiliar, uncompromising, and mildly upsetting future. Its synopsis is as follows: In a dystopian near future, […]

A Timely Blogathon: Airplane! (1980)

This post is the next entry in this month’s A Timely Blogathon being run by Anna of Film Grimoire and myself.  This review of Airplane (1980) is by Allie of Flick Chicks Check out her site which she shares with her crime fighting partner Jenna which is filled with movie trivia, debates and celebrity gossip!…

A Timely Blogathon: Top Secret (1984)

This newest review for A Timely Blogathon comes from Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews. Be sure to check out her wonderful blog for more film reviews and musings, television write-ups, and book reviews! In the mean time, here’s Gill’s write-up of Top Secret (1984) – a film that I’d never heard about before, from the creators […]

A Timely Blogathon: Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)

This post is my first entry in this month’s A Timely Blogathon being run by Anna of Film Grimoire and myself. Stick around to see (at least) one new entry a day from many of the talented writers who have joined us in watching and reviewing films under 90 minutes long. – “[to Phoebe] Nothing…

Thoughts on… Kindergarten Cop (1990)

One of my favourite things to do is revisit films that I used to watch over and over as a child, to see if they have the same appeal when watched in adulthood. Needless to say, when I had the chance to watch Kindergarten Cop (1990, dir. Ivan Reitman) the other day, I was filled […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Joy (2015)

David O. Russell’s latest directorial effort is Joy (2015) – the story of inventor Joy Mangano, a divorced mother of two with a complex family situation, who is in the throes of developing her newest idea, the Miracle Mop. Led by Jennifer Lawrence as the titular Joy, and with an ensemble cast of many and […]

What We Do In The Shadows (2014): “I think we drink virgin blood because it sounds cool.”

A mockumentary with clasically deadpan New Zealander humour plus vampires? I’m in. What We Do In The Shadows (2014, dir. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi) is, believe it or not, a mockumentary about vampires set in New Zealand. Viago (Taika Waititi), Vladislav (Jemaine Clement), Deacon (Jonny Brugh), and Petyr (Ben Fransham) are four vampires of […]